Entertaining space was important to these homeowners, so designers made sure to add ample dining space both inside the house and outside. One such space is this home's breezeway that accommodates two tables that seat four people. The tables are sturdy, weatherproof wicker with outdoor cushions for comfort, and, since they are protected by the breezeway roof, homeowners can use this space in rain or shine. To top off the elegance of the space, this outdoor dining area is situated directly in front of beautiful ocean views, making it the perfect location for a sunset dinner or sunrise breakfast.
Four Philippe Starck Ghost chairs surround a contemporary pedestal table in this all-white breakfast space. A spoked contemporary pendant lights the space, while loads of surrounding windows bring the outdoors - and the sunshine - in. The adjoining living space features a glass wall that fully opens, allowing the owners and their guests to enjoy a seamless transition to outdoor living.
A large-scale, beaded wood chandelier by Regina Andrew draws the eye to the wide windows in this lovely breakfast space, emphasizing the serene outdoor view. Framed by white curtains, the large window allows lots of natural light to fill the space. A natural fiber rug anchors the Restoration Hardware furniture and accentuates the room’s casual vibe.
To make this home feel as if it were floating on the water, the main floor of the home is built up twelve feet off the ground. This way, as guests look out from the kitchen or outdoor eating space, all they can see is a magnificent ocean view.
On summer weekends, this loggia becomes a destination spot where family and friends gather for al fresco dining and conversation. Green and white patterned chairs, orange solid and patterned throw pillows, an outdoor kitchen, and arched architecture with script decorate the space with a southern Mediterranean flair. Mustard yellows and stone accents complement the theme of the space.
This outdoor kitchen features a lakeside view and grill unit, with a pergola over head providing some shade. The grill unit has extended countertops and lots of storage space. An island breakfast bar sits in the middle with high chairs for sitting and watching the sunrise as you enjoy your breakfast.
This modern, white kitchen opens to a outdoor seating area creating a room that truly brings the outdoors inside. The large island adds counter space while the addition of barstools creates a spot to eat breakfast or relax while others do the cooking.
Dress cold, bare dorm room floors with indoor-outdoor rugs that are inexpensive and hold up to a lot of traffic and spills. Here, we layered a black polypropylene rug on top of a larger sisal rug to add style and texture to the space. The black rug allows the white table top to pop, while the additional rugs compliment the light gold and turquoise tones of the breakfast tray.
Matching metal and wood chairs line the outdoor bar to provide ample seating for an alfresco breakfast or end-of-the-day cocktail. Placing the outdoor bar under the covered area of the deck maximizes when the space can be used even if it’s raining or snowing.
The patio off the breakfast and family rooms is meant to entertain! There's a stainless steel grill, an outdoor fireplace, plenty of space for a dining table. And the sound of a nearby fountain provides a soothing backdrop.
The homeowners wanted to create effortless entertaining space in the kitchen and easy access between the kitchen and the outdoor entertaining space, so designers created an island that runs the length of the kitchen. This island is complete with a breakfast bar that offers the home a casual dining option, while just behind it, a large, sliding glass door creates seamless transitioning between the two spaces and allowing the homeowners the choice between opening the doors for one large, indoor-outdoor entertaining spaces or two separate areas.
The perfectly overgrown landscaping of this cozy cottage pays homage to the fact that the space was once a garden shed. It has since been remodeled into a beautiful, quaint guest space with a small deck and breakfast table, two side patios and French doors on all four sides of the cabin to allow direct access to each of the outdoor spaces.
The homeowners wanted a tiny home that didn't feel so tiny, so designers used high pitched ceilings and plenty of windows to make the space feel bigger. A functional kitchen with full sized appliances and a breakfast bar gives the homeowners a space to eat, while the adjoining living room adds entertaining space. For an even larger feeling, the rear wall is constructed of glass panels that can be rolled back to incorporate the outdoor patio into the home's entertaining space.
Color on the base of one of a pair of facing islands echoes the hue of the bold backsplash in this otherwise neutral kitchen. The open-concept space features a cozy breakfast nook tucked into a corner surrounded by windows, ushering in loads of natural light. In the adjoining living space, a retractable glass wall opens to bridge the home's indoor and outdoor spaces. Hardwood floors warm up the white kitchen and provide continuity throughout the kitchen and living area.